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Support Chicago Cares with me--$50 goes along way!
On Saturday, June 12, I will join thousands of volunteers at the 17th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon. My team will be painting the classrooms of Shields Elementary School in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Over 1900 students are enrolled at Shields with 99% considered low-income. Research indicates that well maintained school environments positively impact both students and teachers. Most CPS buildings do not have funding for facilities improvement so the over 200 volunteers at Shields Elementary will be able to make a huge impact.
Chicago Cares creates, manages and leads volunteer groups throughout the year and uses the Annual Serve-a-thon as an anchor for its fundraising effort.
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What can Chicago Cares accomplish with $150?
*$150 buys all the plants and seeds needed for one community garden for an entire year
*$150 provides supplies for a Homework Help tutoring program for a full school year
*$150 provides 75 low-income seniors with a hot and nutritious breakfast
*$150 provides the ingredients for dinner as 50 homeless teenagers learn how to cook a healthy meal
*$150 buys enough paint to transform an afterschool program space into a bright learning environment
*$150 provides workbooks for 21 adults at our computer literacy projects